Email to MetroHerald Editor on Haiti

Dear Editor,

On page 10 of today’s MetroHerald your piece on Haiti portrays Haitians, quite generally, as murderous thugs, using any available object as a weapon to take scarce food from their compatriots. Is this not highly irresponsible journalism?

While ‘looting’ has no doubt taken place, it should be framed in terms of survival not theft. Partners in Health, a US aid agency working in Haiti has said the ‘security concerns’ are being wildly overstated. One doctor said "misinformation and rumors and, I think at the bottom of the issue, racism has slowed the recovery efforts of this hospital."

Best wishes,

David

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